The small river settlement of Wisemans Ferry is surrounded by national parks and
reserve including Dharug National
Park, Parr State Conservation Area, Marramarra National Park and nearby Yengo National Park. Located on the Hawkesbury River it is a popular escape and holiday retreat for nearby
Sydneysiders, with plenty of bush and birdlife.
Wisemans Ferry was named after the emancipist entrepreneur Solomon Wiseman, a former convict, who received a land grant from Governor Macquarie in 1817.
Wiseman then established a ferry service in 1827 on the Hawkesbury River. The
ferry service is still running today.
Ferry is about 60 km north-east of Sydney. Near the ferry that
carries motorist from Wisemans Ferry across the Hawkesbury River,
towards St Albans is the Wisemans
Ferry Park. A great little park, right next to a golf course,
offering a small play area, toilets and kiosk. The area also has
craft shops and cafes.